Darby Karchut, Author
Darby Karchut, Author



Writing Uphill:

My Thoughts


The Craft





Working the Workshops


Slaying the School  Visit


By Any Other Name


Anthropological  World Building






RMC-SCBWI Michelle Begley

Mentor Program

Invited Mentor

January  through May


Pikes Peak Writers Conference-

Silver Jubilee

Invited Author

April 28-30

Colorado Springs Marriott

Colorado Springs, CO


11th Annual Mountain of Authors

Showcase Author

Saturday, April 8

Library 21C

Colorado Springs, CO

11:00 - 5:00


Annual Authors' Festival

(A Writing Mini-Conference for Grades 3-8)

Saturday, February 4

Marriott Denver Tech Center

Denver, CO


CCIRA Conference on Literacy-

50th Anniversary Conference

Invited Author

February 1 - 4

Marriott Denver Tech Center

Denver, CO






Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter.  A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.


When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy at her writing desk. Best thing ever: her YA series, GRIFFIN RISING, has been optioned for film.


She is represented by Amanda Rutter at Red Sofa Literary amanda@redsofaliterary.com


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                         Latest News - March 2017


Winner of the IPPY Silver

Best Juvenile Fiction



In Celebration of All Things Irish

I'm giving away a signed copy


Finn Finnegan

to three lucky winners

on Goodreads.

Contest runs March 1-20


Enter here for a chance to win



“Overall, a great choice for adventure-loving readers who prefer their battle scenes with a hefty dose of ancient weaponry, ground-fighting skills, and just a touch of magic."   ~ School Library Journal






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